Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pig Races and a Roping Competition.

We were invited, to a local roping competition, just outside a small village called “Fishtail”, which sits below the Beartooth Mountains near Red Lodge.

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The day was hot and really quite dusty at the arena. But with a few cold ones, and some comfy chairs, time passed with adequate pleasure. I even got to throw a few loops on the cow dummy!

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Sheena, my travelling companion, enjoyed the whole thing immensely.

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Now is`nt that cute?  He looked so young, and yet so capable of roping a steer!

From here we drove back towards Red Lodge, and then onto a small community at Bear Creek. Remembered locally for a very serious mining accident back in 1949.  However, the order of the day was Pig racing!

I know, where else but in America?

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First one out of the traps! Then….

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Really funny, but for a good cause, the money raised goes to help send local kids to College.

Needless to say i splashed a few dollars on Pig number 5, and needless to say, I lost! It was a fun day, and memorable too.

 

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You probably went right past my house! Let's just say that I know people in those top few pictures! Glad you had such a good time. I love Montana!

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    1. I did, and thank you! I would have loved to have met up!! Maybe next time?

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  2. I'm thinking you could bring pig racing to the UK maybe ;)

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    1. Couldnt happen here Im afraid! Too many namby pamby doo gooders here!!

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  3. Too Funny,"Only In America"!
    What Fun!!
    I'm Loving Hearing The Details Of The Photos I Previewed Through "INSTAGRAM". I'm Gonna Have To Look Up The Incident You Mentioned, From The,40'S.

    Sorry Your Little Feller Didn't Win!
    Fun Fun
    On To The Next Post.

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    1. Yeah, 74 people I think lost there lives in that mining tragedy.
      I will post a picture soon showing the plaque at the mine.

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